Transportation Policy

Transportation leaders sound the alarm on speeding, aggressive driving

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“New numbers from Forward Pinellas show crashes caused by speeding are up 60% in particular periods of 2020 versus 2019. Leaders at the Florida Department of Transportation say speeding has become a contributing factor in one-third of all fatal crashes . . . Law enforcement across Tampa Bay plan to step up patrols, but they hope you’ll help too by …

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces FY 2021 Round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant Program

“The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today announced it is seeking applicants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. INFRA grants will fund transportation projects of national and regional significance that are in line with the Biden Administration’s priorities including creating good-paying jobs, improving safety, applying transformative technology, and explicitly …

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Florida Supreme Court rules Hillsborough County’s ‘All for Transportation’ tax unconstitutional

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“In a ruling posted on Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court has struck down Hillsborough County’s one-cent transportation sales tax. The justices ruled 4 to 1 that the restrictions on how the revenue collected from the tax could be spent are unconstitutional.” See More . . . Source: https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/driving-tampa-bay-forward/florida-supreme-court-rules-hillsborough-countys-all-for-transportation-tax-unconstitutional By: Jillian Ramos

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Despite opposition Uber fights for Tampa business

“Uber has been battling restrictions from the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission (PTC) and may have found a way to remain in Tampa regardless of the upcoming vote on regulating not only Uber but other transportation network companies as well. The PTC cannot regulate food delivery services, which means UberEATS technically will not be under its jurisdiction, allowing the company …

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NYC, Tampa & I-80 will be smarter cities with connected car CV Pilot

“The USDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program goal is testing and deploying connected vehicle technologies in physical, real-world environments. The CV Pilots are designed to address transportation and mobility challenges by examining how connected technologies like those provided by Savari and Autotalks can better connect transportation assets into an interactive network.” See More . . . Source: http://www.autoconnectedcar.com/2016/04/nyc-tampa-i-80-will-be-smarter-cities-with-connected-car-cv-pilot/By: Bryan Jonston

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TBO Editorial: Hillsborough needs mobility fees

“Mobility fees, like transportation impact fees, are based on the simple premise that new developments should help pay for the roads and other transportation work they make necessary. . . While impact fees must be spent on increasing road capacity, mobility fees can be used for whatever transportation option would best meet residents’ needs — be it new roads, more …

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The Infrastructure Bill: What It Means for Business

“Increased infrastructure spending is a key component to making America great again.” See More . . . Source: MBACentral.org

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Uber transportation bill starts rolling in House

“The proposal, which has not drawn a Senate companion bill, would set insurance requirements for transportation-service drivers while they are logged on, require prospective drivers to undergo criminal background checks and prohibit local governments from imposing their own rules on the app-based companies as they do now for taxi companies and limousine services.” See More . . . Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2015/12/02/uber-transportation-bill-starts-rolling-in-house.htmlBy: …

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Tampa catapults to top of transportation tech conversation with DOT contract

“The THEA contract for $17 million will be used in partnership with other local agencies. The DOT already has been studying connected and automated vehicle tech in Ann Arbor, Mich., and today is announcing new deals with Tampa, New York City and Wyoming. Tampa will be the only market of its size in the pilot program.” See More . . …

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Could HART partner with Lyft, Uber?

“The transit agency is about to launch a pilot project this fall that will address the issue of connecting customers with buses, commonly called First Mile/Last Mile, which could include contracting with ride-booking companies such as Uber and Lyft. But the pilot project is only for its para transit, or severely disabled riders. The board wants the ability to eventually …

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